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Review: 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S EV is a Sports Car First (Don’t Get It Twisted)

by Doug Firby at TractionLife.com

We head to Finland to put Porsche’s new all-electric, all-wheel drive sports sedan to the test. Here’s our full take on the stellar 429-hp 2020 Taycan 4S.

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Porsche Hits the Sweet Spot with Entry-Level Taycan 4S Arriving Early 2020

by Amee Reehal at TractionLife.com

Porsche reveals a new entry-level Taycan model with the 4S, arriving early 2020. About $50K less than the Taycan Turbo the price is just right (a good move).

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Porsche Unveils a Pair of 2020 Taycan EV Sedans with a Steep Price Tag

by News Editor at TractionLife.com

If you’re planning to ‘go green’ affordably then the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S aren’t for you. But expect huge power & hit 100 km/hr in 2.8-seconds.

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Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC World-Time Watch

by Gear Editor at TractionLife.com

A titianium watch for modern globrotters, Porsche Design unveils the 1919 Globetimer UTC at Baselworld 2019. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche would be proud.

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Porsche Works Team: Documenting the Insane World That is 24-Hour Racing

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A photo book both documentary photographers and motorsports fans alike can appreciate, Porsche Works Team (or Porsche Werkseinsatz if you prefer) is the latest offering by publisher Delius Klasing, known for their stellar collection catering to Porsche lovers (including this one: 911 LoveRS)

Their latest is a 272 page, hard cover book documenting the insane behind-the-scenes world that is endurance racing with all images by German photographer Frank Kayser.

Kayser spent three years following the Porsche team at the 24-hours including races at the Nürburgring, Daytona, and legendary Le mans in France.

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photo: Frank Kayser

But what really separates Porsche Works Team and gives Kayer’s work that extra dose of credibility is his exclusive access to areas like the racers’ quarters and the pits, where photographers are never allowed.

The result is an in-dept, touching look that truly captures the emotions — from the tension in the pits to the beauty of the closed tracks, and everything in-between.

You don’t need to be a Le Mans fan to really appreciate the street photographer-style of shots in this book. But if you are, Kayser takes us into a world of racing majority of have never seen up close all captured in stills.

Pick up a copy at Amazon here.

porsche works team Frank Kayser
photo: Frank Kayser

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Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition

Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition

Porsche is set to debut a new limited run special edition 911s which the company is calling the Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition. This limited edition 911 is wear a throw back design theme that pays homage to the 1960-1961 Porsche 356B. The most apparent throwback is the color which is called Etna Blue and was a standard production color for the 356B. But Porsche has also included other subtle details with the Exclusive Design.

To bring the car back to a time when things were a bit simpler, many accent trim pieces on the car has been color coded to simplify the look. This includes the front spoiler, headlight washer covers, all the badging on the car. The major accents come in the shade of white gold metallic and that has been used on the roll bar, side graphics and the cars wheels. The blue continues on into the interior where the cabin is wrapped in graphite blue leather accented by stitching in Provence blue. Some subtle touches include a 911 Targa sillouette embossed into the center arm rest.

Under the hood you’ll find Porsche’s twin turbo 3.0L twin turbo engine which pumps out 420hp and 370lb/ft of torque which channels power to all four wheels via their PDK transmission. Look for the Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition to be showcased at the upcoming AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix vintage race at the Nürburgring.


Bisimoto Hyundai Powered Porsche 911

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Bisimoto has made quite a name for themselves over the past few years in the US. The company has been known for their freakishly powerful creations. To name a few, they’ve created a few 1000 plus horsepower cars like a 70s Porsche 911, and a Honda Odyssey which packs ample amounts of power to tow around the kids and grab groceries. Not only does Bisimoto create gut punching powerful cars, they also do it with unconventional platforms. So dabbling in the untouched territory isn’t something new for the company.

Now they are prepared to work on another Porsche project, but it will sure ruffle a few feathers now that they released a statement that the car will be powered by a Hyundai powerplant. You heard that right, the company is ripping the legendary Porsche drivetrain out of the car and dumping in the heart of a Hyundai. Well, it isn’t just any engine, it’s their V6. As odd as this combination sounds, I must admit it sounds like another mad scientist creation about to happen. Lets just say we don’t expect the power output to be any where near stock and it should be something quite wild when its done.


Porsche Cayenne Coupe Spied

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It seems like all manufacturers today are getting into the SUV game. And for those who have been in it for a while, they’ve dabbled into the cross over space. So it’s not surprising that Porsche is trying something new with their Cayenne and created a coupe version of the SUV. The vehicle does have a sleeker profile with the sloped roof line.

Testing photos have made their way onto the internet that show’s Porsche’s new car without much camo to hide away what there are designing. On the outside is where most of the changes to the Cayenne is happening. While the inside, specifically in the engine compartment, things will likely stay close to what we already know.

Development of the new car will continue to move forward and we’ll likely get more details from Porsche when the release date of the vehicle gets closer. For now, we know that a refreshed Cayenne is up and coming, so the coupe version will more than likely come with the next set of major updates for the Cayenne.


Porsche 918 Gets Recalled

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When you are traveling at the speeds that the 918 is capable of doing, whether in the straight or around the corners, you would hope that your seat belts are going to keep you firmly planted in your seat. This is even more critical should something goes sideways at those speeds. But regardless of how expensive your car is, it’s not immune to a product recall.

Porsche is issuing a recall on the 918 Spyder as a result of incorrect bolts in the seat belt assemblies. The confusion came about as a results of a mislabeled part from the vehicle’s build parts catalogue which resulted in incorrect bolts being used in the seatbelt assembly. With the incorrect bolts in place, the seat belts might not function as it should, therefore, Porsche issued a recall to fix all affected vehicles.


Porsche and Bentley Share New V8

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Cars sharing platforms and engines is nothing new these days as every automaker is looking for a way to share costs to bring down production costs. The benefit is that we, as consumers, get to see a lot more interesting vehicles come to market when otherwise it wouldn’t be fiscally feasible. Porsche’s new Panamera uses a 4.0L twin turbo V8 which will also be shared in the Bentley Mulsanne. Audi might also get their hands on this motor to put into their A8.

Outside of each brands performance lineup, the 4.0L V8 twin turbo will be one of the premiere engine choices across each manufacturer. The big lump is fairly capable producing 540hp and will produce 335hp at a mere 3000rpm. Now big is a relative term mainly due to it’s 8 cylinder configuration. But in comparison to other V8’s on the market, this powerplant definitely wins in its compact size all thanks to their “Hot V” design which puts the twin turbos in between the two banks of cylinders making the engine very compact in size.


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